Daily Grind

A blood drive is underway in East Hampton on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but there are other upcoming opportunities for area residents to make a donation in the coming weeks to help alleviate an emergency blood shortage.
The Harlem MagicMasters will face a team of East Hampton High School teachers and alumni, a.k.a. the East Hampton Dream Team, in a family-friendly game to benefit the freshman class on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.
The quality of the Long Island water supply will be the topic of a program on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.
Edward V. Ecker Jr., one of Montauk's favorite sons, will lead the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade this year.
The Bridgehampton School Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 with the architect who will oversee its upcoming expansion project.
Monday's scheduled meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee has been cancelled due to Saturday's snowstorm.
Lots of nominations in film and television categories, but the real winner was the Hamptons International Film Festival selection "La La Land," which sweeped most categories.
The National Weather Service has said that close to a foot of snow is expected in Montauk on Saturday, as a winter storm moves over eastern Long Island.
As the Springs School District searches for a new superintendent, consultants conducting the search have asked residents of all ages to help create a profile for the administrator who will take over from John J. Finello.
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